Subject newbie question : NUMERIC and DECIMAL type difference
Author Albert Loo

I've checked with the Interbase 6 Data Defination Guide, chapter 4 on the
differences between NUMERIC and DECIMAL data type.

The only difference is :

DECIMAL - specifies 'at least' precision digits of precision to store.

NUMERIC - specifies 'exaltly' precision digits of precision to store.

I'm using JayBird JDBC to access the tables, for financial calculation.
It would be accessed into JDBC BigDecimal object.

What would be the correct choice of data type ?

Thanks in advanced.

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